A Round of Updates
We've been very busy at Sproxil lately. NAFDAC's Mobile Anti-Counterfeiting Service (MAS) keeps growing in popularity. With the addition of Etisalat, a popular mobile network in Nigeria, consumers can now text on any GSM network in the country using the same "911 for fake drugs" number: 38353. We've already seen uptake on the Etisalat network - we're glad to be of value to end consumers. Nigerians can still text through MTN, Glo and Zain as they have been doing over the past several weeks.
For those who have been wondering what kind of reach we have working with some of the largest GSM networks in West Africa, take a look at the data provided by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). As of February 2010, we could reach out to over 67 million users. With Nigeria leading Africa in mobile telephone adoption (4.1 million new users in Q4 2009), we are confident our user base will keep growing strongly.
On the pharmaceutical side, Pharmaceutical Commerce just published an article on Sproxil: Sproxil Inc. offers proof of concept for patient communication in drug authentication.